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Paintings by Eddie Eckenrode have been shown in the gallery to be newly-named "Eddie Eckenrode Gallery" at this fall's Art Stroll. Though these abstract structural pieces are typical of Eckenrode's later work, his never-before-exhibited figurative paintings from the late 1960s and early 1970s will be on display this Friday. (Submitted photo)

Paintings by Eddie Eckenrode have been shown in the gallery above Sam & Eddie's Open Books, which will be re-dedicated the "Eddie Eckenrode Gallery" at this fall's Art Stroll. Though these abstract structural pieces are typical of Eckenrode's later work, his never-before-exhibited figurative paintings from the late 1960s and early 1970s will be on display this Friday. (Submitted photo)

Art Stroll to showcase painting, quilts and theater

The semi-annual Art Stroll, an evening of informal art and entertainment downtown, will take place on Friday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. This fall’s stroll will be held in honor of Eddie Eckenrode, who helped organize the first stroll in 1996, and who died in May.

Artist Eddie Eckenrode attended the opening of the Spring Street Museum in New York City, where he lived and painted. (Submitted Photo by Dominic Ciancibelli)

Artist Eddie Eckenrode attended the opening of the Spring Street Museum in 1966 in New York City, where he lived and painted. (Submitted Photo by Dominic Ciancibelli)

To celebrate his life and work, a gallery show of Eckenrode’s paintings will open in the newly-rededicated Eddie Eckenrode Gallery above Sam & Eddie’s Open Books, 232 Xenia Avenue, during Art Stroll.

Other Art Stroll events on Friday evening, Oct. 15, include:

  • “Hey That’s a Nice Bike!” — a free meta-philosophic, dramatic, sketch-comedy performance…with a superhero in it — by the Third Friday Players, a new theater troupe, will be performed at 8 p.m. at 100 Corry Street and 9 p.m. in front of Sam & Eddie’s Open Books.
  • “Dare 2B Square” will open at the Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Corry Street, featuring the work of more than 30 artists on 12-inch by 12-inch canvases.
  • There will be an artist reception for Corrine Bayraktaroglu’s show, “Stitch Gasp!” at  “would you, could you” In A Frame, 113 Corry Street, with stitched art meant to elicit gasps of both wonder and horror.
  • The Arts Council will host an opening for Karen Russell with guest Sharon Mohler called “Out of My Box: An Exhibition of Extreme Quilting” in their gallery space at 309 Xenia Avenue.
  • In Kings Yard artist Mike Garrett of the Royal Order of the Moi will be carving and displaying Hawaiian Tikis.
  • Refreshments, including wine and food, will be available at many of the galleries and shops.

For more information on Art Stroll, see the Oct. 14 print edition of the YS News.

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